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Aopen barebone XC Cube does not start

Hello,

when I connect the system to to the power outlet the system does not start. I can see the clock in the frontpanel but it does not start :(
I already bought a new power adapter but the system still does not work.
What could be the problem? Is the motherboard broken?

Thanks for help,

cheers, Robert

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  • robert_kling Dec 12, 2008

    Hello lawrence7220,



    thanks for your help!

    Points 1-3 I already checked but this was/is not the problem.



    I completly removed all pieces of my computer nd I just connected power adapter, mainboard, processor, ram and processor fan. But even then it is the same problem. I can see the clock, a red light on the mainboard (stands for power!?) is on but the system does not start :(

    I will check it with the multimeter but I don't think that the connectors are working not correctly.



    I had a look to the mainboard. Everything looks fine. No "black fields" or exploded capacitors or something.



    When everything was okay some wekks ago, when I pluges in the system and connected with electricity the power adapter fan worked for a second - I think that was a self-testting/checking thing. This does not happen until the system does not work at all :(



    In that way It is my processor??? or mainboard??? which is broken?



    Anything else I could check?



    Thanks for help again.



    cheers, Robert

  • AvanOsch Apr 17, 2009

    I Don't have a clock in my front-panel, but all the symptoms are the same: Power light on the Mainboard lights up, the Fan of my video-card spins for 1 second, and when pushing the Power button it lights up, but the rest of the system seems dead...

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Due to the fact that the clock is working on the front panel I would say you at least have some power
1. If your power supply has 110/220 selection on the back make sure that is set to the appropriate
setting.
2. Check to make sure the power is attached to the board right due to you changing the power supply
make sure that the if the board requires the additional 4 pin and or any others from the power supply
that they also are plugged into the mother board!
3. Check to make sure your switches from the power switch/ reset switch / hd lite / etc are all
properly in the right spot and in the right direction observing positive and negative orientation.

If all these are done and still nothing happens and the fan on the power supply is working you still can due further testing on the power supply using a multimeter and checking that the connectors to the board are functioning properly, if they are and you have done all the above things two possibilities remain, one your processor is installed wrong or not working or as you thought, your board could be malfunctioning..

I forgot to mention that you also have to make sure that the fan's are also plugged into the board properly (cpu fan, case fan, etc) this can also disable your computer from starting!

Note: I am going by the information above, if your computer made a sound or anything else please let me know!

Hope this helps

Posted on Dec 11, 2008

  • lawrence7220 Dec 12, 2008

    Robert,

    More and more to me it sounds as tho you are having a processor problem, but it could be also the mother board. For do it at home tech's as yourself and me included I only know of one way to see if it is the mother board or processor, which is to use another board that can except the processor that you have, not that in some cases tho even doing this can damage the good board you have trying to test that processor, in most case's it wont but that is still a chance, so for now to see if I can further help you before we get scrap the mother board or processor can I get some more information so I can further research this!

    1. The mother board model, this is distinguished by a set of letter's and numbers usually being the
    largest on the motherboard.
    2. The same for the power supply, model number/ serial number/ name and make.

    As a note to your problem I had the same for a mother board I bought from a company online, it fired once were the fan started and then never again, It was broken from the start and never had a chance, I'm hopping tho that your's is not the same thing, so again I will do what I can to help you out.

    thanks,,,,larry





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